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Milton council OKs rezoning for Dogfish expansion

MILTON, Del. — Town leaders in Milton have approved a controversial rezoning for an expansion at the Dogfish Head brewery.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports the council was unanimous Monday night.

Neighbors had fought the request to rezone land to add to the Dogfish packaging lines and build a warehouse and maintenance shop. They said worried about what could happen if Dogfish were sold.

The brewer said the expansion project is vital to its growth. The council decided to rezone the 39-acre parcel of land from residential to light industrial.

Some residents of the adjacent Cannery Village neighborhood say they were promised that the land in question would be residential, not industrial. Dogfish officials said their complaints were best directed to the property’s developer.